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Year-round use
Outdoor amenities might include bocce ball
areas, putting greens, tennis and pickle ball
courts, dog parks, event lawns, or entertainment patios. Communities can exercise playful
creativity when analyzing their residents' needs
and design options, but it's not solely about
what kinds of spaces and features can be
added. Architects must also consider solutions that answer to the change of seasons and
create areas that are comfortable regardless of
outside temperature.
Previous page: At Edgemere in Dallas, the use of
trellises and solid beams add shade, depth, and texture
to the outdoor spaces, with patios designed to emulate
a Tuscan escape. These areas are also equipped with
European-style gardens and courtyards with water
features, outdoor fire pit entertaining areas, and grills.
Right: Edgemere's campus features a sparkling pond
and water fountain feature that's home to a brood
of ducks. Above: In Oro Valley, Ariz., Nakoma Sky
will provide active seniors with a community nested
into the desert landscape, with unobstructed views of
the nearby mountain ranges and indoor and outdoor
living experiences. Walking trails will guide residents
throughout the campus, helping them explore each
amenity.
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With that goal in mind, more communities
are opting for a "four seasons" room, as its
design allows operators to adjust the space
based on the weather. If it's unbearably hot
or bitterly cold, they can enclose the space,
yet still have that patio feel and view. If it's
a beautiful day, they can open the windows
and allow fresh air inside, within a screenedin porch. These spaces can be equipped
with heating and cooling systems, making
the temperature of the space adaptable and

comfortable. Heated flooring options are
ideal additions for communities located in
notoriously cold climates, while motorized
shade curtains, misted cooling systems with
fans that disperse water into the air, proper
solar orientation, and overhangs to optimize
solar benefits can all play a role in improving
comfort.
Additionally, these spaces can be
finished with entertainment systems, fire
places, and small bars.

THREE: LIVING ARCHITECTURE

Complexities of design include considerations for environments to change with the
seasons, areas to extend dining outdoors,
and spaces where a community can entertain
residents and where residents can entertain
their own guests.


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EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Bulletin
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